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Azerbaijan detains prominent human rights activists in fresh crackdown |

Azerbaijan detains prominent human rights activists in fresh crackdown | World news | NewsWire
Protesters attend an opposition rally in Baku in 2013. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Azerbaijan has detained at least four of the country’s most prominent human rights activists, prompting fears that authorities are intensifying efforts to silence campaigners ahead of the world’s first European Games in Baku next summer.

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There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Everest University Job Posting That We Might Cry

There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Everest University Job Posting That We Might CryEarlier this summer Corinthian Colleges proved to be in it for the long haul when, despite striking a deal with the Dept. of Education to either sell off or close most of its schools, it continued to pepper television airways with ads and badger attendees at college fairs in order to entice students to enroll. Now the company is showing that those questionable marketing skills aren’t just for students, but also to hook potential educators and support staff.

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North Koreans ‘forced to pay metal tax for Kim statues’ |

North Koreans 'forced to pay metal tax for Kim statues' | World news | NewsWire
North Koreans bow before the statue of the late leader Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang. New statues have been erected in Sinuiju. Photograph: Elizabeth Dalziel/AP

Residents of the North Korean city of Sinuiju were made to donate metal to a “loyalty fund” to erect two new statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, sources inside the country told DailyNK.

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Ferguson police fire teargas and rubber bullets at Michael Brown protesters |

Ferguson police fire teargas and rubber bullets at Michael Brown protesters | World news | NewsWire
Link to video: Teargas fired, journalists arrested as Ferguson violence flares

Heavily armed police in Missouri fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of Ferguson on Wednesday, as the crackdown on demonstrations over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old intensified on their fourth night.

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Michael Brown’s Ferguson: ‘This is a war and we are soldiers on the frontline’ |

Michael Brown's Ferguson: 'This is a war and we are soldiers on the frontline' | World news | NewsWire
Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

When David Whitt returned from the supermarket to his apartment in Ferguson, Missouri one recent evening, he quickly realised that he had made a mistake and would have to head back out on his bicycle.

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Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings?

Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings? | Sport | News Wire
Shelly Sterling: ‘owner emeritus’ and ‘No1 fan’ of the LA Clippers. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The NBA would like fans to believe that the finalization of the $2bn sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday marked the end of Donald Sterling’s dreadful legacy as an owner. Unfortunately, a provision in the deal ensures that Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly, current trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, will remain associated with the team as its “owner emeritus and No1 fan”.

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How Ebola gained toehold in Nigerian capital |

The man was acting strangely even before he boarded the plane, hunching over in pain and avoiding physical contact with other passengers milling around the airport in Monrovia, Liberia's capital. Once airborne, he was sick several times. By the time he disembarked in Lagos airport – one of the busiest in the continent on a Muslim holiday – he was no longer able to stand unaided, diplomats and a witness told the Guardian.

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